Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen on a January deal for Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres, according to reports from Sweden.
The Lowdown: Wolves’ striker issues
While Wolves managed to secure an important win in Julen Lopetegui‘s first Premier League match in charge, courtesy of a 2-1 victory at Everton on Boxing Day, they had to rely on goals from winger Daniel Podence and left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri.
Diego Costa once again struggled to make his mark on proceedings and is still yet to score for the club in eight matches in all competitions, while Raul Jimenez has also failed to find the net in three league outings this term.
As such, it is no wonder that Lopetegui is looking to bring in another new striker in January following the recent signing of Matheus Cunha, with Gyokeres now being considered as an option…
The Latest: Wolves keen on Gyokeres
According to Swedish outlet Sportsbladet (via Birmingham Live), Wolves are keen on signing the 24-year-old in the upcoming transfer window after his impressive start to the season with Coventry in the Championship which has seen him net 12 goals, two more than Lopetegui’s entire squad have managed in their league campaign.
The Old Gold may have to fend off interest from elsewhere, though, as both Everton and Fulham are also credited with an interest in the forward.
The Verdict: Get it done?
It is clear that Wolves need some attacking firepower from somewhere if they are to continue pushing up the league table, as the current options available to Lopetegui have just not been clinical enough.
The Old Gold have created 16 big chances so far this term, more than Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and West Ham United, but they are the Premier League’s lowest scorers, having converted just ten of these opportunities.
Lauded as ‘unbelievable‘ by Coventry manager Mark Robins, who added that Gyokeres has the ‘desire and hunger’ to score goals, the 24-year-old could well be able to alleviate these woes in front of goal, judging by his impressive scoring record throughout his career so far.
The 11-cap Sweden international has 64 goals in 200 professional appearances at club level, including 12 in 23 games this season. Those figures would indicate that he is full of confidence and exactly the type of player Wolves need in front of goal, given their current involvement in a relegation battle.